Costa Rica national soccer team coach quits over boredom: 'I didn't know it was so hard'

The Costa Rican men’s national soccer team manager Gustavo Matosas announced Wednesday he is taking his ball and going home after less than a year on the job.

Matosas told reporters at a news conference he was bored by the amount of downtime there is between international matches and that he felt “unproductive,” according to Reuters.

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“I realized that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos,” he said. “It's not what I like to be doing.”

Matosas only managed the Costa Rican team for 8 matches and will be on the sidelines for Friday’s match against Uruguay.

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“It's tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them,” Matosas said. I only have the players for a week every two months and it's killing me. I didn't know it was so hard. I thought I would be able to somehow endure it.

“I didn't know being a national team manager was so boring," he added. "I don't regret it and I don't leave frustrated because I gave my best. I won't manage a national team again. I can't only have the players every two months. It's not for me.”

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Matosas was reportedly set to take the job of La Liga MX’s Atletico San Luis, though the club’s president has denied it.